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     Date Submitted:25-04-2014
     Last Modified:25-04-2014 (08:48)
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     Current job:Project Manager / Engineering Scheduler / Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAIX, COBOL, Engineering Planner, JCL, MVS, OS/390, Project Tracking, RACF, Schedule, Scheduler, Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering, UNIX, communication skills

    Colorado Springs, CO 80922

    ** Secret Security Clearance [Expired]**


    Utilizing outstanding technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills

    ·      Systems Engineering

    ·      Quality Assurance/Procedures

    ·      Technical Writing

    ·      Mainframe Systems Administration

    ·      Project Management

    ·      Requirements Development


    Hardware: IBM 3033/CPS/LDP MVS/SP, IBM 4381, IBM ES9000 MVS/ESA, UNIX RS/6000, IBM LE370, IBM 370/3090 and IBM 370/3081 MVS/XA Mainframes, Windows and Apple based operating systems

    Software:  MVS/0S390, MVS/ESA & MVS/SP, RACF 1.9 & 2.2, MVS JCL, UNIX (AIX) 4.3.2, OS/VS COBOL, COBOL II, VSAM, CA7 (Scheduler), XPEDITER, COBOL/XE, ENDEVOR, GLOBAL SOFTWARE, INTEGRAL, TSO-ISPF, MVS Utilities, Easytrieve, File-Aid, FLASHER, CICS/VS Command Level. Microsoft Windows and Office Suite.  Microsoft Project.  Macintosh Office Suite.  Microsoft SharePoint. Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and PhotoShop.  C++

    Certifications: Fundamentals of Visual Basic (Microsoft Certified), Certified COBOL Programmer.

    Specialized Training:  Microsoft Project, IBM OS/390 RACF Administration for mainframes, Microsoft Access including Queries, Earned Value Management, NMA Leadership Development Course, Lockheed Martin Interact Training, UNIX, Visual C++, Project Management, Professional Technical Writing, Adobe Suite, SVN Tortoise, ActionScript, SharePoint.


    ·       Contributes to systems and software and hardware process improvements to ensure high quality, consistent, and efficient results.​

    ·       Project documentation involves but not limited to systems operations, storage and management and satellite systems engineering.

    ·       Develops research artifacts in support of System Sustainment Reports, System Problem Reports through systems engineering for the Milstar Maintenance team (MILSATCOM).​

    ·       Documentation includes but is not limited to requirements development, technical manuals, test reports, and procedure development

    ·       Developed a training program for project management and trained coworkers in project scheduling.

    ·       Excellent communication skills involving resource planning, negotiation and presentations


    Project Management                                                                  Jul 2012 – Present

    Working from Home due to four back surgeries

    ·      Currently studying for the PMP Certification.

    ·      Project Management included coordination of physical therapy, chiropractic care, working out and swimming


    Project Engineer                                                                       Jul 2011 – Sep 2011

    TAS, Turbine Air Systems, Houston Texas

    ·      Created a schedule procedure for a temporary contract assignment for Turbine Air Systems.

    ·      Coordinated with the Engineering Manager in deliverables. Liaised between Engineering personnel and other departments

    ·      Created a tracking procedure for deliverables and documentation.

    Staff Training Specialist                                                          Apr 2010Feb 2011

    LinQuest Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO 

    ·      Provided technical writing for the Army that included but not limited to revisions, government peer review and delivery.

    ·      Coordinated with Project Manager in deliverables for the MILSATCOM contract.  Liaised between CSMC personnel and clients at PAFB.

    ·      Created a tracking procedure for deliverables and documentation on the CSMC MILSATCOM contract

    ·      Administrator for the CSMC MILSATCOM contract that included; office setup, coordination of facilities management, conference organization and liaison for OCI (Organizational Conflict of Interest) compliance

    ·      Converted PowerPoint slides on the CASIES contract into XML to interface with Adobe Flash for AEHF Training

    Engineering Planner and Project Management                        Jan 2007 – Mar 2008

    Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, Colorado Springs, CO

    ·      Conducted complex engineering planning incorporating Earned Value Management, Resource Planning and project tasking with dependencies.

    ·      Improved customer satisfaction of the users by tracking release related issues pertaining to the software development life cycle.

    ·      Created schedules in Microsoft Project to track the requirements analysis, design implementation, software development integration, interface design, and product testing.

    ·      Supported project scheduling for the team leads that included Integrated Master Schedules in addition to individual schedules with critical path and resource utilization.

    ·      Collaborated with Project Managers on release of status, project tracking reporting documentation and charts. 

    ·      Coordinated with the Schedule Review Board Chair and tracked release-related issues.  Assessed the progress against established plans and parameters.

    Systems Engineer, Milstar Maintenance Team (MMT)               Jun 2001 – Jan 2007

    Lockheed Martin Mission Services, Colorado Springs, CO

    ·      Project Management and Systems engineering of satellite releases followed through with the system installation on the production system at Schriever Air Force Base for the MILSATCOM groups.

    ·      Maintained a broad exposure and knowledge base to the full range of state-of-the-art systems, technologies, and applications by working with each team; Test, Software and Integration, Database, Quality Assurance, and Configuration Management Systems Engineering.

    ·      Engineered satellite maintenance releases that involved the Software Development Life Cycle and system installation support at Schriever Air force Base.

    ·      Engineering Planner included but was not limited to the coordinating of release planning and scheduling for the AEHF (Advanced Extremely High Frequency) transition for the Milstar Maintenance Team which included the overseeing 130+ releases annually and release ownership as mini-project manager.  Projects varied in size and complexity of technicality. 

    ·      Coordinated with Project Managers on release status, project tracking reporting, documentation and charts.  Liaised between MMT personnel and clients located in both Schriever Air Force Base and California.

    ·      Created templates for each release type for consistency between releases and integrity of release dates.

    ·      Utilized Microsoft Project extensively and effectively for timetable coordination and scheduling both software and database development.

    ·      Streamlined ISO9001 Project Tracking Procedures and eliminated excess paperwork.

    ·      Effectively interacts and coordinates business owners and third party partners

    ·      Selected as Team Spokesperson and held all briefings to management.  Created documentation related to oversight by interfacing with a range of development and engineering teams and functions.

    ·      Chaired the Release Planning Group; tracked all release related issues pertaining to the software development life cycle between management and release owners.

    ·       Tracked all MMT project schedules and ensured proper allocation of 60 – 80 engineering and development personnel.

    IBM Mainframe Systems Administrator for SBIRS                 Jun 1996 – Jun 2001

    Lockheed Martin Technical Operations, Colorado Springs, CO

    ·       Provided systems support for systems programming and administration on 3033/LDP/CPS, 4381, OS/390, and ES9000 systems on a UNIX based platform for the Defense Support Program.  Delivered daily support to over 120 end users. 

    ·       Improved customer satisfaction of contracting team, government and military end users.

    ·       Systems support tasks including setting up user ID’s, granting file access, configuring hardware and software setups.

    ·       Streamlined system processes for a very successful ISO9000 audit bureaucracy required to install simple upgrades to the operating systems of an IBM ES/9000 mainframe and IBM RISC 6000 servers.

    ·       Implemented and equipment scheduling procedure that keeps track of scheduling requests, priorities and scheduling time with the testers.

    ·       Performed daily and weekly backups on the RS/6000 Systems.

    ·       Created Microsoft Access database to track Customer Service Requests, from software/hardware problems to granting file access.

    ·       Worked as a liaison between Computer Support Center and the contract reporting problems, submitting requests and setting up new users on the unclassified LAN.

    ·       Performed weekly satellite loads for data testing.


    Lockheed Martin SPOTLight Award for Project Management in Release Planning and Scheduling


    Fundamentals of Visual Basic (Microsoft Certified)

    IBM Basics of OS/390 RACF Administration

    COBOL Programmer (Houston Community College Certified)

    Advanced Training: NMA Leadership Development, Lockheed Martin Interact Training

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